December 12th, 2012
|I have been a big fan of slip stitch colorwork for a long-time. It allows you to create wonderful, geometric designs that look so much more complex than they really are! In fact, awhile back, I demonstrated our Fallen Leaves Scarf and its lovely slip stitch pattern on Knitting Daily TV (video at the right; if you’re viewing this blog post in your email, click on the title to see the full article online).|
Easy Colorwork Using Only One Color at a Time
What I love about slip stitch colorwork is that you only work one color in each row (no changing colors, no stranding) and that even a novice knitter can take it on. All you need to understand is:
- How to slip a stitch: without working the stitch, simply slide it purlwise–as if you were putting the needle in to purl–onto your working needle (unless otherwise noted).
- Which sides are the front and back of your fabric: the front is the side closest to you, the knitter, as you work; you’ll hold your working yarn in front or in back of the fabric as directed in your slip stitch pattern.
Want to try slip stitch knitting for yourself? Here are some of my favorite patterns from LionBrand.com:
|Knit Berry Sparkle Scarf||Knit Comfort Colors Shawl||Knit Shaded Stripes Afghan|
|Knit Slip Stitch Mosaic Tote||Knit Crystal Beach Washcloth||Knit Slip Stitch Sampler Throw|
- 10 Projects to Learn New Skills: Colorwork
- Color Theory Basics for Knitting and Crocheting
- Learn to Knit Colorwork: Fair Isle, Intarsia, and Duplicate Stitch